Surveys and reports


Final evaluation

Read the final evaluation report on the pilot


The pilot achieved its objectives to:

  • divert waste from landfill
  • test the operational and educational components of a kerbside FOGO service
  • understand the associated costs and challenges.

The following are indicators that the pilot has been successful:

  • High level of community acceptance – 83% of respondents in the April survey were ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with the new FOGO service.
  • Low rates of contamination – changes to the waste collection system and schedule did not result in increased contamination in either the organics or recycling streams.
  • Improvement in food diversion – audits indicated that 16% of the FOGO collection is food waste, which contributed to a 22% reduction in waste sent to landfill for the pilot period.
  • Improvement to recycling diversion – the amount of recyclables in the landfill stream was just 4%, compared with 16% in the shire-wide audit prior to the pilot.
  • Increase in organics recovery at community events – a number of events leveraged off the FOGO pilot and each other to include an organic waste collection stream, e.g. Anglesea Primary Twilight Fair, Kids Adventure Outdoors (KAOS) and Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro.

Read the final evaluation report on the pilot(PDF, 6MB)


Survey 2 - March/April 2019

More than 400 residents and ratepayers went online to complete the second survey that we opened up towards the end of the pilot.

See the results of the second survey(PDF, 2MB)

Survey 1 - November 2018

Thank you again to the 800 residents and ratepayers that returned the survey we sent out before the pilot started. (PDF, 156KB)

Check out the results of the first survey(PDF, 156KB)